Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ex-Officer Charged With Murder in Oakland Shooting

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By Ismael AbduSalaam

Johannes Mehserle, the former police officer seen on tape shooting a face-down, unarmed Oscar Grant in the back, has officially been charged with murder.

Mehserle was arrested Tuesday night (January 13) in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

The New Year's Day shooting has sparked outrage and protests in the city of Oakland, with many accusing BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) of having a history of racially motivated violence against young black men.

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